5A22.22 - Mechanical Electrometer
Detect the presence of charge using a mechanical electroscope.
InstructionsObtain equipment for the mechanical electroscope demonstration. Plug in a banana cable to the base of the electroscope and connect it to the aluminum grounding plate. Connect the aluminum grounding plate to the ground using a grounding wire plug. Set up a camera on the electroscope.
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This Analysis contains an algebraic discussion of how a mechanical electroscope works, specifically in a capacitor demonstration.